14:30 - 16:30
Testing is an important activity in all space programmes. Indeed, the specific space environment (temperature, pressure, radiation…) put hard constraints on the design and development of space hardware.
This session will explore the various tests performed on structures, materials, and electronics.
Indeed, Belgium has a longstanding experience in hardware development and hosts various tests facilities. Insights on 3D printing for space will also be addressed.
Introduction of the session
Gaetan Piret, Head of Test Centre Division, ESA
How to represent planetary re-entry at laboratory scale?
Olivier Chazot, Head of Department, von Karman Institute
Vibration and Thermal vacuum testing
Christophe Grodent, Head of Space Environmental Testing Program, CSL
Additive Manufacturing and its potential
Julien Magnien, Engineer Additive Manufacturing, Sirris
DARE solutions for prototypes and flight modules
Steven Redant, Director Imec.IC-link
16:00 – 16:30
Q&A and Panel discussion